Shōtoku (正徳) was a Japanese era name (年号,,nengō,, lit. "year name") after Hōei and before Kyōhō. This period spanned the years from April 1711 through June 1716. The reigning emperor was Nakamikado-tennō (中御門天皇).
1711Shōtoku gannen (正徳元年): The era name of Shōtoku (meaning "Righteous Virtue") was created to mark the enthronement of Emperor Nakamikado. The previous era ended and the new one commenced in Hōei 8, on the 25th day of the 4th month.
Events of the Shōtoku Era
1711 (Shōtoku 1): An ambassador from Korea arrived at the court.
November 12, 1712 (Shōtoku 2, 14th day of the 10th month): Shōgun Tokugawa Ienobu died.